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    Flag of the European Union (EU)

    by xuessium Updated Dec 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Luxembourg is a member of the European Union.

    Since 1 May 2004, the 27 members of European Union are:
    Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | The Czech Republic | Cyprus | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malta | The Netherlands | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | United Kingdom |

    The historical evolution of membership is:
    * 1958: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands
    * 1973: Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom
    * 1981: Greece
    * 1986: Portugal, Spain
    * 1995: Austria, Finland, Sweden
    * 2004: The Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia
    * 2007: Bulgaria, Romania

    The twelve yellow stars on a blue field were officially adopted as the symbol of the European Community on 26 May 1986.

    12 was reckoned to be a "good" number because it had no political innuendo, and there are
    * 12 signs of the zodiac;
    * 12 hours on a clock;
    * 12 months in a year;
    * 12 apostles;
    * 12 tables of Roman Law;
    * and 12 starry crowns of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

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    Flags Of The World

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    Park outside the centre

    by Lunaina Updated Aug 14, 2006

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    Favorite thing: If you get close to Esch sur Sure you find a big parking place, just park your car there. From the parking place you can start walking, there are some nice hikes, and you can also walk into the town centre.

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    National Flag of Luxembourg

    by xuessium Written Apr 16, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Despite the similarity between the flags of the Netherlands and of Luxembourg, they are not the same, and it is just a coincidence, as both of them do not have a common origin.

    The colours of the National flag of Luxembourg were derived from the coat of arms, first used in 1830 during the Belgian revolt. The flag was defined as an horizontal tricolour flag on 12 June 1845. (The blue is actually a shade or 2 lighter than the Dutch flag's and the flags' dimensions are actually different)

    History of Luxembourg:
    At the Congress of Vienna in 1814-1815, when the Kingdom of the Netherlands was founded, King William I (of Orange-Nassau) also received Luxembourg as a compensation for the loss of the Nassau lands in Germany. It was placed under the Dutch Constitution, in practice becoming the 18th province. But it also became a Grand Duchy and was member of the German Confederation.

    In 1830 Luxembourg participated in the Belgian revolt against the Dutch rule. In 1839 an agreement was reached, in which the western part of Luxembourg remained Belgian as the Province of Luxembourg. The eastern part returned to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but the administration of the Kingdom and Grand Duchy were separated. Until 1866 the Grand Duchy was member of the German Confederation, the loss of the Walloon part being compensated for the Germans with the Dutch part of Limburg as a Duchy.

    King William III had no male successor in 1890. Luxembourg then became fully independent under the Nassau-Weilburg branch.

    Fondest memory: Extracted from:
    Flags Of The World

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